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magic mushroom
▪ The bad news for magic mushroom hunters is that this is not the time of year for fruiting.
magic mushroom

n. Any mushroom-like fungus that has psychedelic effects.

magic mushroom

n. the button-shaped top of the mescal cactus; a source of psilocybin [syn: mescal button, sacred mushroom]

Magic Mushroom (disambiguation)

Magic Mushroom or Magic Mushrooms may refer to:

  • Psilocybin mushrooms, fungi that contain the powerful hallucinogens psilocybin and psilocin
  • Amanita muscaria and other amanita mushrooms, sometimes referred to as magic mushrooms


  • The Magic Mushrooms, a 1960s psychedelic rock band
  • Magic Mushroom Band, a psychedelic pop band founded in 1982 appearing on the compilation album A Psychedelic Psauna

Video games:

  • Magic Mushrooms, a 1985 video game published by Acornsoft
  • Magic mushroom (Mario), in older games, i.e. Super Mario Bros (1985, NES) a Super Mushroom was called a Magic Mushroom

Household products:

  • Magic Mushroom, a type of air freshener sold in the 1980s and 1990s under the Air Wick brand (then owned by Reckitt and Colman, now Reckitt Benckiser)